Location: Indiana, United States

I became a Professor Emeritus after serving 29 years as a recreational therapy faculty member at Indiana University. I'm a long-time Hoosier, having grown up in Hanover, Indiana. My RT practitioner work was in psych/mental health. After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, my first faculty position was at the University of North Texas. RT has been a wonderful profession for me as I have had the opportunity to serve as an author and national leader.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Faculty Openings at Western Carolina

From Jennifer Hinton: Western Carolina University RT is searching for two faculty (start date August 2016). Below is the description for the second position: non-tenure-track faculty person. We will begin screening candidates for this position in January. We encourage candidates who are CTRS’ (eligible for NC licensure) with a master’s degree and experience to apply. Please contact me with questions at Jennifer L. Hinton, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS, FDRT Associate Professor, Program Director Recreational Therapy Program Western Carolina University A nine-month, non-tenure-track assistant professor position in Recreational Therapy beginning in August 2016. Candidates interested in an academic career with a focus on teaching, service, and scholarly pursuit are strongly encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include contributions to the advancement and promotion of Recreational Therapy degree program; teach undergraduate recreational therapy students; advise students, and assist in maintaining ties with therapeutic and rehabilitation agencies; and provide service to the university, community, and profession. Earned master’s degree required with a graduate degree concentration in recreational therapy or therapeutic recreation from an accredited institution preferred. All degrees must be from an accredited institution. Professional practitioner experience and NCTRC certification required. Must have a current unencumbered North Carolina recreational therapy license or be eligible for a North Carolina recreational therapy license. A doctorate degree is preferred. The ideal candidate will bring expertise in one or more of the following: foundations, program administration, physical disabilities, psychiatry, or geriatrics. WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship. Applicants are asked to apply online. Hard copy applications materials will not be considered. Please attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and names and contact information of three references. For additional information, contact Jennifer Hinton, Chair, Recreational Therapy Search Committee, School of Health Sciences, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723; (828) 227-2715; Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled WCU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University and accommodates individuals with disabilities. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. Official transcript required upon employment. All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at


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